Julia Rothman is an illustrator, pattern designer, and author. Her illustrated column, Scratch, is featured biweekly in the Sunday New York Times. Clients include Target, the Washington Post, MTA Arts & Design, and more. Rothman has authored, coauthored, and illustrated twelve books, including Ocean Anatomy, Nature Anatomy, Farm Anatomy, Food Anatomy, and Nature Anatomy Notebook. She lives and works in Brooklyn, New York.